CHICAGO-Manufacturer of honing systems and abrasives Sunnen Products received an Export Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service. The award is presented to companies that have benefited from Commercial Service assistance to make their first export sale or expand into new markets.

Mary Joyce, Midwest network director for the U.S. Commercial Service in Chicago, presented the award to Sunnen’s management team during a ceremony at the 2008 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at McCormick Place in Chicago.

“U.S. manufacturers like Sunnen Products represent some of the best and most innovative companies whose products are working to keep America at the forefront of global trade and competitiveness,” said Joyce. “I congratulate Sunnen on their outstanding export accomplishments.”

More than 50% of the company’s $100 million in sales are export related, and Sunnen currently has offices in eight foreign countries, including Switzerland, Italy, France, Poland, Russia, China, the Czech Republic and the UK.